Air Force Enlisted Jobs, Cyber Systems Operations AFSC

3D0X2, Cyber Systems Operations AFSC

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3D0X2, Cyber Systems Operations AFSC is officially established on November 1, 2009. Cyber Systems Operations personnel supervise and perform cyber systems operations and executes associated information systems support programs, both at home base and at deployed locations. They perform system administration on, Command, Control, Communications, Computer (C4), Intelligence, and various functional area platforms.

Core competencies include: server operating systems, database administration and web technologies. Administers: server-based operating systems, distributed applications, network storage, messaging, and application monitoring, required to integrate cyber systems and applications. 3D0X2 personnel support identification, reconnaissance and exploitation of vulnerabilities while enhancing capabilities within cyber environments to achieve desired affects.

Specific Duties

Specific duties of this AFSC include:

Provides core services by designing, configuring, installing, and managing data services at the operating system and server application level. Provides directory services utilizing dynamically assigned IP addresses, domain name server, storage area network, and electronic messaging resources. Manages secure authentication methods utilizing public key infrastructure (PKI) technologies and procedures.

Standardizes user privileges and system settings using automated deployment tools such as group policy objects (GPO) system management server. Implements security fixes, operating system patches, and antivirus software. Develops, tests, and implements local restoral and contingency operations plans.

Processes and reviews C4 systems requirement documentation, telecommunication service requests, status of acquisition messages, and telecommunication service orders. Performs strategic and budget planning for networks.

Performs system resource management, manages system accounts, performs system-wide backups and data recovery, and load and capacity planning and management. Administers: classified and unclassified message traffic via electronic mail systems, database operations, implements conversions, and investigates problems in database environment. Ensures continuing systems operability by providing ongoing optimization and problem-solving support. Applies computer security policies to safeguard systems and information. Categorizes, isolates, and resolves system problems. Performs fault isolation by validating, isolating, correcting faults, and verifying service restoral with customers. Processes, documents and coordinates resolution of trouble calls from lower support echelons. Processes scheduled and authorized outages. Submits outage reports in response to unscheduled outages.

Job Training

Initial Skills Training (Tech School): AF Technical School graduation results in the award of a 3-skill level (apprentice).

Following Air Force Basic Training, airmen in this AFSC attend the following course(s):

  • Course E3AQR3D032 00BA, Cyber Systems Operations Apprentice at Keesler AFB, MS - Course length unknown.

Certification Training: After tech school individuals report to their permanent duty assignment, where they are entered into 5-level (technician) upgrade training. This training is a combination of on-the-job task certification, and enrollment in a correspondence course called a Career Development Course (CDC). Once the airman's trainer(s) have certified that they are qualified to perform all tasks related to that assignment, and once they complete the CDC, including the final closed-book written test, they are upgraded to the 5-skill level, and are considered to be "certified" to perform their job with minimal supervision.

Advanced Training: Upon achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant, airmen are entered into 7-level (craftsman) training. A craftsman can expect to fill various supervisory and management positions such as shift leader, element NCOIC (Noncommissioned Officer in Charge), flight superintendent, and various staff positions. Upon promotion to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant, personnel convert to AFSC 3D090, Cyber Operations Superintendent. 3D090 personnel provide direct supervision and management to personnel in AFSCs 3D0X1, 3D0X2, 3D0X3, and 3D0X5. A 9-level can expect to fill positions such as flight chief, superintendent, and various staff NCOIC jobs.

Assignment Locations: Virtually any Air Force Base.

Average Promotion Times (Time in Service)

Airman (E-2): 6 months
Airman First Class (E-3): 16 months
Senior Airman (E-4): 3 years
Staff Sergeant (E-5): 5 years
Technical Sergeant (E-6): 10.8 years
Master Sergeant (E-7): 16.1 years
Senior Master Sergeant (E-8): 19.7 years
Chief Master Sergeant (E-9): 22.3 years

Required ASVAB Composite Score: Unknown

Security Clearance Requirement: Top Secret

Strength Requirement: G

Other Requirements

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Completion of high school. Additional courses in computer and information systems technology are desirable. Network+ certification or equivalent is desirable